Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: SRGT-1360- Section: 11
Clinical Surgical Technology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Brandon Buckner
Phone(409) 984-6367
Location:Allied Health - Room: 125
Hours:By Appointment
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365
Course Information
Description A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.
Prerequisites BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 2420 Introduction to Microbiology
NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations I
NURA 1160 Clinical Nursing Assistant/Aide 1
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology

Learning Outcomes In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, SRGT 1360 Clinical assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a surgical technologist. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions.
2. Perform within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry.
3. Demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
4. Use appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.
5. Exhibits comprehension of content-area reading material.

Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Surgical Technology Program graduates will be able to:
1. Use appropriate terminology related to anatomy and physiology, suturing, accessory equipment and specialized equipment associated with surgical procedures.
2. Operates as a surgical technologist in the scrub role during all basic surgical procedures.
3. Demonstrate a surgical consciousness that promotes maintenance of a sterile field.
4. Practice within the legal and ethical framework of the surgical technologist.
5. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

Textbooks Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist AST 2018 5E
Study Guide/Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist AST 2018 5E

Lecture Topics

Week 1: ORIENTATION - Surgical Instrumentation
Week 2: Surgical Instrumentation
Week 3: Surgical Instrumentation
Week 4: Surgical Equipment- PPE, Sponges, Drapes...
Week 5: Wound Closure - Suture & Staplers
Week 6: Surgical Attire / PPE
Week 7: Surgical Counting
Week 6: Sterile Team Movement Within the sterile field
Week 8: Surgical Skin Prep Draping
Week 9: Case Management- Procedural Case set-up
Week 10: Case Management- Procedural Case set-up
Week 12: Case Tear down / Sharps Safety
Week 13: Sterilization
Week 14: Hemostasis
Week 15: Pharmacology
Week 16: Pharmacology
Major Assignments
Week 1: 8/27-28/18 Instrumentation
Week 2: 9/4/18 Instrumentation
Week 3: 9/10-11/18 Instrumentation
Week 4: 9/17-18/18 Equipment
Week 5: 9/24-25/18 Suture & Staplers
Week 6: 10/1-2/18 Surgical Attire
Week 7: 10/8-9/18 Counting
Week 8: 10/15-16/18 Sterile Movement
Week 9: 10/22-23/18 Draping
Week 10: 10/29-30/18 Case set-up
Week 11: 11/5-6/18 Case set-up
Week 12: 11/12-13/18 Case Tear down
Week 13: 11/19-20/18 Sterilization
Week 14: 11/26-27/18 Hemostasis
Week 15: 12/3-4/18 Pharmacology
Week 16: 12/10-11/18 Pharmacology

Final Exam Date December 5, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale S= Satisfactory or U = Unsatisfactory
Determination of
Final Grade
1. The Final Grade will be posted through the school computer system.
2. Evaluations are based on course objectives.
3. Clinical Skills check-offs be performed on campus and at clinical locations.
4. Students will be graded on clinical performance, and procedure cards. Students performance will be evaluated by both preceptors and clinical instructor. Students are expected to perform the following surgical skills correctly: opening sterile supplies, identification of unsterile items, counted brush stroke method hand scrub, Donning of Sterile Attire, Gown and Glove sterile team members, Surgical Case Preparation, Passing of Sharps, Surgical Counting and many more.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Mid-Term Evaluations will be done before our first day of clinical, students that receive an Unsatisfactory Grade will NOT go to clinical and will be dropped from the course or be allowed to withdraw.
Final day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty is October 9, 2018
Final day to drop a course or withdraw with penalty is November 22, 2018

Truman Hare CST will be our Clinical Coordinator
His phone number is 409.454.0750
During the first semester of the Surgical Technology Program a "75 EXAM AVERAGE" must be achieved before going to the first clinical location. If a student is not passing the courses of SRGT 1405 and SRGT 1409 with a "75 EXAM AVERAGE" then that student will not be allowed to go to clinical and will be dropped from the program.
Attendance Policy 1. Because poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment, attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.
2.A student who is absent from course activities for more than three (3 ) days may be dropped from the program by the Program Director.
3. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
4. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the beginning of the class (2 or more times) will be counseled and a plan of corrective action determined. Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Students who arrive fifteen (15) minutes after the beginning of class should not enter the classroom and should wait until break to enter.
5. It is the students responsibility to notify the instructor of any absence. If the student is unable to contact the instructor(s), the student should call 409-984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872 ext. 6356. The student should also email the faculty or call the faculty office and leave a voicemail.
6. Students who arrive after an exam starts, but before it ends, may take the exam without penalty. They are given no additional time.

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.